Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I

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Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
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Studio album by Earth
Released February 22, 2011
Recorded April 2010
Genre Experimental rock, post-rock
Length 60:26
Label Southern Lord Records
Producer Stuart Hallerman, Dylan Carlson and Adrienne Davies
Earth chronology
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I is the sixth full-length studio album by the band Earth, released on Southern Lord Records. Cello is introduced as a new instrument, along with the usual ones being used since the album Hex. Dylan Carlson describes the album as more melodic and riff oriented.[1] The second part of the album was released in 2012. The album illustrations were created by Stacey Rozich.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
No Ripcord (10/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[5]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4.5 stars, describing the album as "harmony and dissonance coexist[ing] without antagonism, creating a heaviness and tension that are aesthetically beautiful and emotionally resonant."[3] Pitchfork Media's Grayson Currin also gave the album a positive review, stating "In the 90s, Earth's heavy metal offered an escape, a massive shelter of volume and drone. But the intricacies of this Earth—Carlson's harmonics and harmonies, Davies' careful builds, Blau's unexpected bass maneuvers, Goldston's adventurous versatility—demand attention and immersion. That is, check in, not out, and you'll rarely hear four players with as much quiet command."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Earth

No. Title Length
1. "Old Black" 8:49
2. "Father Midnight" 12:11
3. "Descent to the Zenith" 7:30
4. "Hell’s Winter" 11:32
5. "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I" 20:24
Total length: 60:26


  • Dylan Carlson — electric guitar and devices
  • Adrienne Davies — trap kit and percussives
  • Lori Goldston — cello and devices
  • Karl Blau — electric bass guitar[6]


  1. ^ Interview with Dylan Carlson on
  2. ^ Rozich, Stacey. Southern Lord releases Earth’s newest album Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed April 15, 2011
  4. ^ Sean Caldwell. "Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light: 1". No Ripcord. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Currin, Grayson. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 review February 7, 2011. Retrieved on February 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Personnel from official site